Cancer Treatments, Insights and Other Musings -

Me Vs. Cancer - A View From the Other Side

by Elayne Lansing.

From The Other Side

A battle was about to begin
When I found I had cancer cells within
They are cells that refuse to die
That’s a problem, because so do I.

My plan was to stare it in the face Find the doctor who would be best for my case
Fight it with prayer, courage, and grace.
But it had an agenda all its own
Insidious, and to me, still unknown.

*Round One: It was cancer’s…
I came out slow as I searched for answers
My world went from structured and sane
To one of chaos, as I felt my strength drain
My friends and family...

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Creating a Survivorship Plan for Life After Cancer

by GregP_WN.

First, is there really "life after cancer"? Do you think that cancer is always going to be a part of you, or can you move on from it? Most survivors are discharged from their treatments and sent out into the world with the good wishes of their Doctors and staff. No advice is given for what to look for, what to do, what not to do, no "plan" given as to how to move into survivorship from being a patient. 

Hello I Am A Survivor

Without knowing what is important for you to be aware of, and things to stay away...

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What Can You Do For #WorldCancerDay?

by GregP_WN.

World Cancer Day is February 4th, 2016. A truly global event taking place every year on February 4th, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.                    World Cancer Day

It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

Wcd2016 Objective

World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted...

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5 Ways To Prepare For Your First Day Back To Work

by GregP_WN.

Cancer makes it difficult to get back into your normal routine, or a routine that makes you feel like you.

First Day Back To Work What Next Blog

For many people, their career is a strong part of their identity. It’s one of the first things we say when we meet someone new: 

What’s your name?
Where are you from?
What do you do?

But going back to work after taking time off for treatment and/or surgery can be daunting. You want to dive right in and pick up where you left off, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Your body...

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10 Quotes to Inspire, Empower and Encourage Your Journey

by GregP_WN.

Even though experiencing highs and lows are part of the whole “living-breathing-life” deal that we’re all dealt, it sure doesn’t make the “lows” easy. Here at WhatNext, we don’t know one person with cancer who hasn’t had to come to terms with their diagnosis in their own time. That’s why we want to celebrate your highs—stable levels, minor side effects, news of remission—but we also want to help our readers when they’re feeling down.    10 Inspiring Quotes

We hope these 10 quotes inspire you, lighten...

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New Year's Resolutions - A Look Back

by GregP_WN.

Another New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and if you’re like most people, the resolutions you made on December 31st are probably laying in the dust somewhere. Or, you may be one of the more disciplined among us by holding tightly to your commitment. If so, GREAT JOB!!

New Years Failed Resolutions

We thought it would be fun to take a look back on some of the resolutions made by members of the WhatNext community in years past.

New Years Resolution Statistics

About four years ago, Paprika said, “I'm going to do something just for me at least once a...

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Be a part of the Vice President's "Moonshot" Against Cancer

by Michael Holtz.

Cancer Moon ShotI

In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet.

"For the loved ones we've all lost, for the family we can still save, let's make American the country that cures cancer one and for all."

He echoed Vice President Joe Biden, who several months ago called for a "moonshot" to cure cancer. Biden lost his son Beau to cancer in 2015.

In an opinion piece for, Biden wrote: "And the goal of this initiative -- this 'moonshot'-- is to seize this...

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Gifts Cancer Patients Would Love to Recieve

by GregP_WN.

Dealing with cancer is mentally, physically and financially draining on cancer patients and their Families. We asked the WhatNext Community what gifts they would like to receive from someone during their treatments or recovery that would be helpful. Here is a list to consider giving anyone you know that's fighting cancer. 

Gifts Cancer Patients Would Love

1) Free House Cleaning - You can either drop by and do the cleaning yourself or set up a local professional cleaning Company to do it, or contact Cleaning For A...

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5 Signs it’s Time to Become a Full-Time Cancer Fighter

by GregP_WN.

Working Through Cancer Treatments

Telling someone they should stop working to focus on cancer fighting is a bit like telling them which drug they should try: What works for one person won’t work for everyone (oh, and also it’s none of your business). Still, some people have to face that transition from full-time employment to full-time cancer fighter.                                                  ...

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